Rolling Stones Mick Jagger Seeks Medical Treatment, Delays US Tour

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By Reuters
March 30, 2019Entertainment
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Rolling Stones Mick Jagger Seeks Medical Treatment, Delays US Tour
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs during a concert of their "No Filter" European tour at the Orange Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, on June 26, 2018. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo via Reuters)

LONDON—The Rolling Stones have postponed a tour of the United States and Canada to give singer Mick Jagger time to receive medical treatment, the veteran rock band said on Saturday, March 30.

“I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can,” Jagger said on Twitter, without providing further details.

“I’m so sorry to all our fans in America and Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this.”

Fans were quick to reply to his post, wishing him well.

The 75-year-old rock star was expected to make a full recovery, the band’s publicist said.

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The Rolling Stones (from L-R) Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Charlie Watts pose as they arrive for the opening of the new exhibit “Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones” in the Manhattan, on Nov. 15, 2016. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

“The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible,” the publicist said in a statement.

The Stones’ No Filter Tour was expected to start April 20 in Miami.

Other stops included Jacksonville, Florida; Houston; the New Orleans Jazz Festival; Pasadena and Santa Clara in California; Seattle; Denver; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Foxborough, Massachusetts; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Chicago; and Ontario, Canada.

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs during the concert of their ‘No Filter’ Europe Tour 2017 at U Arena in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, on Oct. 22, 2017. (Michel Euler/AP Photo)

Tour promoters AEG Presents and Concerts West advise ticket holders to hold on to their existing tickets because will be valid for the rescheduled dates.

The Stones have had to cancel sell-out concerts in the past, like in Las Vegas in 2016, when Jagger contracted laryngitis.

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Ron Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during the band’s first concert of the “No Filter” European tour, at the Stadtpark in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept. 9, 2017. (Morris Mac Matzen/Reuters)

Some misadventures of lead guitarist Keith Richards, the co-author with Jagger of hits such as “Satisfaction” and “Brown Sugar”, have also caused show postponements and cancellations during the band’s 50-year-long career.

The group had to cancel gigs in 1990 when Richards infected his finger, and the start of a European tour was postponed in 1998 when he fell off a ladder in his home. Some 2006 shows were also delayed when Richards fell from a coconut tree while on vacation.

By Elisabeth O’Leary and William Schomberg

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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